Compact housing for deformable mirrors

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Alpao has launched its new compact housing production. All deformable mirrors with less than 100 actuators will use this new design. Alpao’s deformable mirrors feature large strokes, linearity and fast settling time to meet and exceed requirements for fast, accurate wavefront correction.

The housing is part of Alpao’s initiative to offer increasingly compact deformable mirrors. The depth has been decreased from 80mm to 18.6mm. The engineering team optimised not only the height but also the complete system, to reduce the weight of the final structure. The weight is now 180g instead of 480g, two and a half times lighter.

Thanks to this new housing, users will have the opportunity to reduce their system size with a lighter and more compact deformable mirror.